Our Programmes

At Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting (WREC), we can deliver a wide range of programmes to support individuals, business owners and employees as well as community and local government projects.

In 2020/21 we supported 1115 individuals across our programmes in South Wales, Dorset, Wiltshire, Cornwall, Hereford, Worcester, Hull, Swindon and Sussex.

Take a look at our current programmes.

 

Support the professional development of your staff and upskill your employees!

Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting is delighted to provide fully funded training to employees of SMEs (less than 250 employees) in the Coast to Capital LEP Region (Greater Brighton, West Sussex and East Surrey)

In addition to offering accredited qualifications, our team can also prepare a bespoke programme of training based on an initial meeting where we will discuss your business needs.

You can download our information flyers below;

Data Protection – providing learners with an overview of the key data legislation.

Emergency First Aid at Work, Level 3 Award – the knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with workplace first   aid situations.

Food Safety – for those working within, or looking to branch into hospitality, catering or food industry.

 ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership & Team Skills – for those looking to develop team and communication skills.

 ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management – for team leaders looking to gain promotion or upskill.

ILM Unit – Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace – for managers/team leaders to engage with mental health matters in the workplace.

Location : Coast to Capital LEP Region  (Greater Brighton, West Sussex and East Surrey)

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Part funded by the European Social fund

Contact – brighton@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel: 01273 281981

Support the professional development of your staff and upskill the digital skills of your employees!

Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting is delighted to provide fully funded digital skills training to employees of SMEs (less than 250 employees) in the Coast to Capital LEP Region  (Greater Brighton, West Sussex and East Surrey).

In addition to offering accredited qualifications, our team can also prepare a bespoke programme of training based on an initial meeting where we will discuss your business needs.

You can download our full information pack here.

Location : Coast to Capital LEP Region  (Greater Brighton, West Sussex and East Surrey)

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Part funded by the European Social fund

Contact – brighton@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel: 01273 281981

As an employer, could you offer a voluntary work experience placement to support somebody to upskill their CV and improve their job opportunities? We would love to speak to you about how this will help an individual and also you as an employer.

Locations: UK

Contact: workforceskills@wrecltd.co.uk

 

Supporting people living in Swindon into work they can enjoy and thrive in.

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No upper age limit (minimum age 15).

Free access to additional training programmes.

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Preparation and support into work.

Dedicated staff working with local employers to source current and upcoming vacancies.

Bespoke support package.

Help with childcare.

Locations: Swindon and across Wiltshire

Contact: swindon@wrecltd.co.uk

Whitehead-Ross Education is delivering a new Young Carers service on behalf of Bridgend County Borough Council.  Delivered from our centre on Five Bells Road, we are supporting children and young people who have a caring responsibility for a disabled parent or sibling.

We are providing weekly 1-2-1 support, issue-based workshops, a youth club with exciting social activities, and opportunities for young carers to gain life skills qualifications.

For further information please contact Martin Herbert on 07586 317202.

 

 

Our Adult Skills programme allows people aged 19 and over, who are unemployed or on low income, less than £17,000, the opportunity to retrain and upskill.

You must be living in a Dorset postcode area.

Courses include:

CSCS Card

Support Work in Schools

Caring for Children

Business Start Up

Family Learning

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Locations : Dorset

Contact: dorset@wrecltd.co.uk

Compass is a European Social Funded programme for unemployed 15 to 24-year-olds in Cornwall.

It offers 1:1 or small group tailored, individual support to help with independent life skills or address basic needs along with activities to engage or re-engage with opportunities (work based or training).

This could be employability input e.g. CV writing, mock interviews, support in contacting agencies or applying for jobs. Exploring further learning opportunities and providing information, advice and guidance along with accredited (C&G) courses such as English, Maths, Employability as required.

We work closely with our partner agencies and give feedback at all points along the way to ensure engagement continues to a successful outcome.

Location: Our centre is Newquay but we can travel to participants across Cornwall.

Contact: cornwallskills@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel: 01637 801004 or 07443 179880

We’re delivering the Restart Scheme in South Central, helping people get back into work.

The Restart Scheme helps people get back into work through enhanced and tailored support. It has been put in place around the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you’ve been referred to us at WREC by your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach, you’re in safe hands.

You’ll get lots of support to pick up the skills you need, boost your confidence and find a job that’s right for you.​

We are dedicated to understanding your needs, circumstances, goals and aspirations to help you get the right support to move towards a better future.

 

We’ll provide you with:

Your own dedicated employment adviser who will stay with you every step of the way

Specialist recruitment advice

Access to local employment opportunities

Ongoing assessments to understand your needs

Access to an online career portal

A range of personal support from local and specialist services

Financial health support and budgeting

Business start up and self-employment advice

Skills support and training

Improved job searching skills

Access to our Wellbeing Support team

 

Location: Worthing

Contact: worthing@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel 01903 947969

We are now offering Traineeships in Brighton, Cornwall, Dorset, Swindon & Worcester to support young people aged 16 -24.

Our programme includes:

Functional Skills Maths & English.

Level 1 Award in Employability Skills.

70 hour voluntary work placement.

Dedicated tutors and staff to offer support and guidance.

Route-ways into construction, hospitality, childcare and many others.

If you are 16 -24 and currently unsure of what to do next contact us for more information. Our team will build a programme that suits your experience and work with you to find an ideal placement that can help you develop knowledge and skills.

Contact us HERE to learn more about the Traineeships.

Locations: Brighton, Swindon, Newquay, Dorset, Worcester

NEW FOR 2022 – SPECIALIST  TRAINEESHIPS – Cornwall, Dorset, Swindon

Includes all of the above PLUS a Level 2 Award in either Construction or Support Work in Schools!  Visit our Courses Page  for more information or email us HERE.

Delivered by highly experienced trainers, our vocational taster courses will provide you with the skills you need to get ahead of the competition when applying for jobs.

We are offering a number of face to face and online courses including;

Level 1 Health and Safety in Construction
Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace
Level 2 Safeguarding
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
Level 3 Emergency First Aid

Download a flyer here.

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Location: Cornwall – St Austell, Bodmin, Newquay, Liskeard, Launceston and Bude.

Contact: cornwallskills@wrecltd.co.uk

Working on Wellbeing is an employment, training and support programme, run by the disability charity Scope and Whitehead Ross.

We will work with you to develop a programme around your career goals and how you can achieve them.  If you are unemployed, over 16, living in Wales and have a disability whether a physical or mental health condition you can join the programme.

Working on Wellbeing will support you to:

understand your career goals

grow in confidence, assertiveness and independence

write your CV

develop your interview skills

find and apply for volunteering, training or employment opportunities

talk about disability in the workplace

Location: Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot areas of South Wales

Contact: wales@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel: 01792 649062

The Skills for Young People (Heart of the South West) project supports young people, aged 15-16 in Dorset and Somerset upper schools, who are at risk of being not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Working in partnership with schools, the programme focuses on those who are at risk of social exclusion and young people from marginalised communities.

A typical learner journey for young people consists of an individual learning plan with access to a range of learning activity, both accredited and non-accredited. As part of the programme young people take part in a creative photography project, with an opportunity to achieve the City and Guilds Level 1 Extended Award in Employability Skills.

Since May 2019 we have delivered programmes in Wey Valley School, Budmouth College, Poole High School, the Studio School and Atlantic Academy.

The programme provides the young people with a one-to-one key worker, along with information, advice and guidance on careers options

Location : Dorset and Somerset

Contact – dorset@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel: 01273 281981

Are you looking to develop your team and understand more about management? 

Are you looking to support mental health in the workplace?

Look what we have available to you …

Skills for Growth, funded by the European Social Fund, offers SMEs across Hull and the East Riding the opportunity to further develop the skills of the modern workforce.

Offering a qualification in Leadership and Management with courses and units at both level 2 and level 3 to grow the leaders and managers of tomorrow and provide security for your future employees.

Fitting around your work commitments through flexible teaching for individuals or groups.

Each of the following units take just 4-5 hours in study time –

Level 2 – Leadership and Team Skills

Level 2 – Leading your Team

Level 3 – Understanding Teamwork

Level 3 – Understanding Leadership

Level 3 unit – Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace – Why is this important? Download our Mental Health fact sheet HERE

All of our courses can be delivered as individual units or as a whole award.

For our full courses and the modules we offer, download full information here

For our short course and the units we offer, download full information here

Interested?  Please get in contact.

Email: hull@wrecltd.co.uk | Tel: 07884 601494

Location: Hull & East Yorkshire LEP Region

 

Supporting people living in Cornwall into work they can enjoy and thrive in.

No upper age limit (minimum age 15).

Free access to additional training programmes.

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Preparation and support into work.

Dedicated staff working with local employers to source current and upcoming vacancies.

Bespoke support package.

Help with childcare.

Locations: Cornwall

Contact: cornwallskills@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel: 01637 801004

The programme aims to support unemployed and economically inactive individuals across West Wales.

This programme is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). The programme aims to support unemployed and economically inactive individuals across West Wales providing employability skills, accredited qualifications, support to overcome barriers and work experience placements.

Eligibility Criteria:

Unemployed for at least 12 months or economically inactive

Aged 25 and above

Living within Swansea/Carmarthenshire

Location: Swansea

Contact: wales@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel: 01792 649062

Jobs Growth Wales+ is a training and development programme for 16-18 year olds that provides the skills, qualifications and experience needed to secure employment, or to progress into an Apprenticeship, or further learning in the future.

Whilst on our Traineeship programme you’ll receive comprehensive support to develop your skills, increase your knowledge and maintain your health and wellbeing.  It is designed for those aged 16-18 who are not in full-time education, employment, or training.

The programme is open to join all year round, so if you’re interested in hearing more or would like to start your enrolment, please get in contact.

Locations: Merthyr Tydfil

Contact: wales@wrecltd.co.uk

Tel: 07425 650086

 

 

The objective of the Together With Parents program is to support parents and carers whose child has either received a diagnosis, is awaiting a diagnosis, or are considering a referral to the ND Pathway.

The uniqueness of this programme comes from our 14 staff members who all have their own personal experience of supporting children and young adults on the Neurodevelopmental Pathway.  They, along with teachers and parents, truly understand how isolating and challenging being a parent to a child with a ND condition.

 

The team provide 1:1 support within the family settings, further learning through parent workshops, Cygnet courses to understand and support the needs of Autism and ADHD and will also be offering parent support groups as part of the programme.

The journey towards diagnosis and beyond can often be a minefield which is isolating and exhausting.  Using the lived experience of the WREC TWP Team ensures that a parent is never alone.  Through the support offered, each parent, carer and family unit can strengthen their resilience and knowledge and build strong foundations for their future.

To find out how to access the programme, email HERE

Or call Tel: 07918 258097

Our adult education offers a range of part-time qualification and community learning courses for Brighton & Hove residents aged 19 and over.  We are delivering the following courses during the 2022/23 academic year:

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Support Work in School (Teaching Assistant)

City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Caring for Children.

City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in Construction, with CSCS card.

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Employability Skills (Business Start-up).

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Air Cabin Crew (New Entrant).

All courses take place from our modern training rooms at 130 Queens Road, Brighton, near the Clock Tower.

You will be able to enrol on a course for free if you meet the following criteria:

Fulfil the residency eligibility requirements set out by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Be resident in Brighton and Hove.

Be 19 years old or over at the start date of the course.

Be unemployed and receive a mean tested state benefit or be employed and earn less than £18,52

5 gross annual salary.

Please note that we will ask for evidence of the above requirements as part of the enrolment process.

For further information or to enrol, please contact 01273 281981 or email workforceskills@wrecltd.co.uk

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